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JIM HOOPER NAMED DIRECTOR OF BEACH VILLAGE AT THE DEL
Coronado, CA — The Hotel del Coronado is pleased to introduce Jim Hooper as the new Director of Beach Village at The Del, the exclusive enclave of oceanfront cottages and villas that debuted in July 2007. “Jim’s distinguished experience in the hotel industry and executive management will be a true asset to the Beach Village team. Under his leadership, he will elevate the exceptional levels of service, unique offerings and amenities that have come to epitomize Beach Village,” says Todd Shallan, vice president and general manager of the Hotel del Coronado. “Jim brings a new level of sophistication to Beach Village and will continue to polish and perfect this already celebrated seaside retreat.”
Before joining The Del team, Hooper held several positions at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Wailea, Maui. Most recently he was the director of operations for the new Ho`olei at Grand Wailea, an enclave of 120 town homes ranging from 3200 – 4000 square feet, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and owner relations. Similar to the Beach Village concept of a “resort within a resort,” Ho`olei is the newest luxury component at the Grand Wailea. In its first year of operations, Hooper exceeded revenue projections and established superior service standards and offerings to differentiate the exclusive town homes from the main resort.
Hooper also boasts numerous personal accomplishments in his career in the hospitality industry. He was awarded Leader of the Quarter at the Grand Wailea in 2004 and 2008. While sales manager at the Grand Wailea in January 2006, he exceeded his revenue goals by 60 percent. Before that, Hooper held positions as sales services manager and guest relations manager where he developed short-term and long-term group sales strategies and developed and implemented a VIP program for the resort. From 2000 to 2003, he held human resources and organizational effectiveness positions for Best Buy Company, Inc., giving him the skills needed to develop elevated standards of service and motivate his team to excel.
Hooper graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and economics. He also held marketing and human resources internships in London while studying abroad.
About Beach Village at The Del
The cottages and villas at Beach Village offer 78 secluded, beachfront guestrooms and suites under the classic red-shingled roofs mirroring the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Ranging from one to three bedrooms, each suite features spacious dining and living great rooms with cozy fireplaces and gourmet kitchens. They also offer breathtaking ocean views from expansive balconies and private terraces, some with their own soaking tub or fire pit.
For the ultimate indulgence, Beach Village personal concierge service offers everything from creating complete trip itineraries to arranging a sunset cruise on a private yacht from The Del’s Marina. And, for those who want to go no farther than their beachfront paradise, the concierge will arrange for one of The Del’s master chefs to prepare a meal in the kitchen of their cottage or villa suite.
Beach Village at The Del has been accepted into membership of Preferred Boutique™, the elite collection of intimate hotels and resorts launched in 2005 by Preferred Hotel Group.
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages seven time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are:
Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA)
Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, CA)
La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, CO)
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, TX)
The Homestead (Hot Springs, VA)
For more information, call 1-866-KSL-7727 or visit KSLResorts.com.